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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.51 / 5 based on 8,069 Reviews


The award-winning on-the-spot solution. Helps dry up pesky problems overnight. Features Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Calamine.


Isopropyl Alcohol, Aqua (Water, Eau), Calamine, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sulfur, Camphor, Talc, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid

How To Use

DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. Before bed (after cleansing and toning), dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the surface blemish; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning. Do NOT use on broken skin.

Do not apply to eye area. If product gets into eyes, rinse well with water.

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  • does this really works? I want to buy.6 Answers
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Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Reviews (8069)
Q&A (356)
Media (355)
Shannon W.
Centreville, VA
41 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This is perfect for spot treatments. I usually put this on spots before bed and wash it for in the morning. Definitely worth the cost. It sort of tingles when you first apply but you can tell it is working.
Samantha S.
20 reviews
Everyone calls this their holy grail product but I just don't see it. I use it on the spots they say you should but by the time I'm awake its all rubbed off my face with no results.
Diane F.
Alexandria , VA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I have used this product in the past, and it works like a miracle for those stubborn pimples. It does have a weird smell when you first apply. Overall it's great for acne treatment.
Molly M.
Pittsburgh, PA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Obsessed with this stuff!!! Just a little dab on a zit will clear it up by morning. The smell is oberwhelmingly pungent, but it's worth it for what the product does. 10/10 recommend. 
Maggie H.
130 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Love this drying lotion! It works perfectly for little bumps festering under the surface of the skin. I don't get a ton of acne so when I do it's pretty embarrassing this stuff works wonders. Great price!
Karla L.
La Puente, CA
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This drying lotion really does wonders. Apply it right before bed and the next day you wake up feeling amazing because your acne has went down. It's that amazing. It comes with a lot of product but I will be re purchasing.
Emily H.
Bellevue, WA
7 reviews
I use this as spot treatment when I have any pimples. I'll apply it overnight and by the next day its gone. I use it with a qtip and just put a small amount and dab it on my pimple. 
Megan S.
Hilton Head, SC
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff is as close as it gets to magic. Holy moly. Without a doubt there's a difference from a pimple overnight. My painful deep pimples dry out and there's a vast difference.
Aleisa M.
170 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
My ride or die spot treament. Whenever I have a spot coming out I just dab this on before bed and it's gone in the morning! A wonderfully priced spot treatment for anyone to use! This saves my life constantly.
Vicki W.
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Love this product for the occasional blemish that pops up unexpectedly. Very effective over night as usually it is significantly improved wth jus one treatment. This product lasts forever and I love that it's available in a plastic bottle now!
Gaby O.
Burlington, NJ
12 reviews
I've heard a lot about this drying lotion or like other girls call it "pimple cream". How many of you have tried it and honestly have had a good out come? Would be nice to hear from the girls next door 🙂
Tina N.
61 reviews
Is this item worth the hype?
Gina d.
Branford, CT
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
About how long does this bottle last you?
Heather C.
15 reviews
Has the alcohol in the product irritated your skin?
Miranda L.
Placentia, CA
11 reviews
Is this good for dry skin?

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